Ukrainian couple handcuff themselves together

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) CHAINED COUPLE FROM KHARKIV, VIKTORIA PUSTOVITOVA AND ALEXANDR KUDLAY, SAYING:VIKTORIA: "My name is Vika."ALEKSANDR: "My name is Aleksandr. We are the loving couple that chained their wrists together on Valentine's Day."

This Ukrainian couple have handcuffed themselves together

to try and mend their on-off relationship

Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) VIKTORIA PUSTOVITOVA, SAYING:"I decided it will be an interesting experience for me, that it will bring into my life new bright emotions which I did not experience before. I love him, so I came to a decision to do it."

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) ALEXANDR KUDLAY, SAYING:"In terms of physical comfort, with every day passing, we are getting used to it more and more. It gets easier. But in terms of emotional comfort, some tension came up. I especially notice it in Vika's behavior. She became more hot-tempered. In my opinion, there is more unreasonable discontent. I ask her if something is wrong, but she can never explain. That's why I call it unreasonable. Otherwise, nothing bothers us, we move together in a more synchronized manner and don't need to discuss how to do things. We used to discuss every move before whether it was teeth-brushing or washing. We used to give a lot of instructions to each other. Now we do routine things without a word, everything is clear for the two of us."